Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves, for weekly updates.

**Mailbox Monday is hosted at the home site: Mailbox Monday.

And let’s join Kathryn, our leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at Book Date.


Another week slid by while I wasn’t even doing all that much.  But here we are, ready to total up the memorable moments.  I did read and review THREE books this week.  Two were review books:  one an author review request, and the other from NetGalley.  I read one book from my own purchases, bringing my Read the Books You Buy Challenge total to  29 books!

I started watching another show on Netflix:  13 Reasons Why.  Has anyone else seen it?  On regular TV, I’m watching Season III of Better Call Saul.  After having binge-watched five seasons of Scandal on Netflix, I’m now enjoying Season 6 on ABC.

This weekend, I plan to scroll through titles on Amazon Prime Videos…and some more on Netflix.  And I’ll read some, too.

For fun, my daughter shared some photos:  On the left:  Heather at fourteen next to a photo of her son Noah at fourteen:



They do seem to be related…LOL.  My eldest son had fun playing with Photoshop, and put a fringe and long hair on Noah’s photo (below), after which he apologized to Noah profusely:


As you can tell, we have a quirky sense of humor in our family.

Nowlet’s take a look at last week:


Tuesday Sparks:  “Slightly South of Simple”

Tuesday Potpourri:  What’s Great About Tuesdays?

Hump Day Reading:  A Great Week….

Thoughts on a Thursday….

Bookish Friday:  “The Widower’s Wife”

Well-Loved Treasures from the Past….

Weekend Potpourri:  After “The Fast”….

Review:  The Perfect Stranger (e-book), by Megan Miranda – NetGalley – 4/11Review:  Slightly South of Simple, by Kristy Woodson Harvey – (Author Review Request)Review:  The Widower’s Wife (e-book), by Cate Holahan


INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

No books came in my mailbox!  I did purchase three downloads.

The Widow of Wall Street (e-book), by Randy Susan Meyers




The Night the Lights Went Out (e-book), by Karen White




The Dark Flood Rises (e-book), by Margaret Drabble




Currently Reading:  The Widow’s House (e-book), by Carol Goodman



And then…some more of the books I’ve purchased, such as these:

The Secrets You Keep (e-book), by Kate White



The Arrangement (e-book), by Sarah Dunn



That was my week….and here is something tasty to think about:




  1. Noah and your daughter do look so alike. Strong genes! I could not get into Scandal. It could have been just the day I chose to start it. I guess I should try again. I am currently waiting on the next season of How to Get Away with Murder. I love it. Currently watching Midsomer Murders on Netflix and The Good Wife and Golden Girls on Hulu. I also need to go through those two and Amazon Prime listings to get myself some good lists so I’m not floundering around forever trying to find something. Happy reading and have a fantastic Easter!

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    1. Thanks, Charlie, and those genes are definitely dominant ones…they are a mix of both sides of the family.

      I didn’t like Scandal at first, but then when I started binge-watching it on Netflix, I got hooked.

      I was a big fan of The Good Wife…and I’m now enjoying The Good Fight, with some of the characters from TGW…on CBS: All Access.

      Enjoy your weekend!


  2. Greg Hill

    Happy Sunday! I watched 13 Reasons Why as well (just finished last night) and loved it- although it was harrowing at times. How far along are you? Oh and do you ever just wish Clay would listen to all the tapes ASAP? Ha ha instead of stringing it along. But I really did like this show…

    Love the look of the books. The Night The Lights Went Out, The Dark Flood Rises and The secrets You Keep all look great.

    Soup and crusty bread- yum.

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    1. Yes, it was frustrating that Clay kept procrastinating….but we did get to see some back and forth in Hannah’s life and with her friends. I’m on Episode 4.

      I keep going between shows. Tonight I watched an episode of a show called Hinterland that sort of kept me engaged.

      I’m excited about my new books, too, and I’m also enjoying The Widow’s House.

      Have a great week, and thanks for visiting, Greg. And I excuse the carbs of the bread by eating soup…lol.


    1. Ha, I think Noah adores Uncle Craig enough to forgive him…hopefully! Craig was just going to talk about doing it, but my daughter egged him on. So it’s on her, too. LOL.

      I love the cover of The Widow on Wall Street, too, and I seem to follow trends with titles. I just finished The Widower’s Wife and I’m reading The Widow’s House. Last year, it was titles with the word “girl” or “girls.”

      Enjoy your week, Sarah, and thanks for visiting.

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      1. Oh, that’s okay then:). He looks a lovely-natured boy – I thought when I saw your beautiful wedding pics. Yes… it’s odd how a slew of books come out with similar titles – I recall at the start of last year there were a whole bunch of books with BONE in the title.

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  3. carolesrandomlife

    Isn’t it amazing how much some family member resemble each other. My mom looks very much the same as I do when you compare photos of us at similar ages. Have a great week and enjoy your new reads!

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  5. I don’t think I’ve heard of 13 Reasons Why. I’ll have to check it out. I do enjoy Better Call Saul, though. That’s a good one. The Karen White book is on my wishlist. That looks good. Happy Easter and have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne, I loved the Saul character in Breaking Bad, so I’m enjoying watching his evolution from “Jimmy” into Saul.

      I am also very excited about the new Karen White book. Thanks for visiting and have a great week.


  6. The Cue Card

    The Sarah Dunn book sounds like it has a bit of humor to its wild premise. I’m curious about the Randy Susan Meyers book too. We’re on to Season 6 of Homeland and still liking the show. Enjoy your week & books!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Susan…I should have been watching Homeland all along, as I get Showtime…but I’ve now added it to my Amazon Prime videos and hope to watch it at some point.

      I enjoy Randy Susan Meyers’ books, and I love anything about Wall Street. Have a great week!


  7. I am looking forward to reading the Karen White book. I’m currently on the holds list at my library.

    Funny picture! I look a lot like my dad. He says I’m the spitting image of my great grandmother but I’ve never seen a photo of her.

    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Christina, and I feel as though I’ve been waiting forever for The Night the Lights Went Out.

      I got a kick out of the Photoshopping of the picture, but even without it, I can see the resemblance between them. More so when he was younger.

      Enjoy your reading and your week.


    1. Thanks for visiting, Sam, and I always have a hard time on “release days,” and usually give in…a little. And sometimes more than a little.

      Enjoy your week, and I’m glad to be reading my TBR books again.


    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sarah, and I loved looking at old photo albums as a kid. Nowadays, my photo albums ended about the time I started saving photos to my computer. I still wish I had kept up with the print photos, too.

      Enjoy your week!


    1. Ha-ha…I haven’t seen him since the photo was “altered,” but his cousin Fiona, who also looks a lot like him, cracked up when she saw it.

      Thanks for visiting, Kathy, and I’m eager to read The Widow of Wall Street, too. Have a great week.


  8. You have some awesome books here…I LOVED THE WIDOW OF WALL STREET and THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT. THE SECRETS YOU KEEP was good too.

    Everyone is raving about ALMOST MISSED YOU. I just couldn’t connect. I read 120 pages so I gave it a try.

    LOVE the photos.

    Have a great week.


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    1. Sorry you didn’t enjoy Almost Missed You….sometimes we just connect with certain books, and others, not so much.

      I am excited about the Karen White and all of the new books (and older ones). I feel fortunate to have so many lovely books at my fingertips on Pippa. The other day, Pippa started behaving oddly…shutting down for no reason. But then she corrected herself….fingers crossed.

      Thanks for visiting, Elizabeth, and enjoy your week.


    1. Thanks, Laura, and I get a kick out of my “grown up kids” who are still pretty much like kids at times.

      Love Karen White’s books, so I’m excited about getting this one. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting.


  9. Ha ha. That photo is funny. My family has a quirky sense of humor too, along with endearing nicknames for each other. I am going to be watching for your review of the Widow’s House as I have that one for review.

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  10. Oh boy that soup looks good. I like comfort food. Our ribs were amazing yesterday. Bones either slipped out when I was cutting up the slab or meat was breaking off; that’s how tender the baby backs were. Love the photo humor. Your daughter and grandson have beautiful skin and radiant smiles. I really liked the coconut cake book. It was an easy and delightful read and oh boy the food of Milwaukee.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Stefanie, and your delicious food sounds wonderful. I picked the Coconut Cake book because I LOVE coconut…and it also sounded like a delightful story.

      Enjoy your week, and I also love photo humor.


  11. Literary Feline

    What did you think of 13 Reasons Why? I haven’t seen it or read the book, but I know it’s getting quite a bit of press lately. I read an article by a mother concerned about the suicide-revenge message her son picked up on watching it. Another person said she didn’t feel it portrayed it that way at all. So, definitely a discussion worthy show from the sounds of it. I would like to see it at some point.

    The Night the Lights Went Out and The Dark Flood Rises both sound really good! I hope you enjoy them. I have a copy of The White’s book and am looking forward to it.

    I hope you are having a great week, Laurel-Rain!

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    1. I have only watched three episodes of 13 Reasons Why so far…and I have mixed feelings about it. I will keep watching, I think, but slowly.

      Thanks for stopping by, Wendy, and I am also excited about Karen White and Margaret Drabble’s books.


  12. Oh! I plan on binge-watching 13 reasons Why soon, either this week or the next. I remember enjoying the book, a long time ago.

    I was so glad to read you enjoyed Perfect Stranger, I plan on reading it soon, too!

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  14. I have just started getting into 13 reasons why… i’m on episode 7, then I plan to read the book.

    The Secrets You Keep looks so good, along with The Widow’s House. I’m keen to read The Perfect Stranger too.

    Have a lovely week and enjoy your books!

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